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Original Confederate Major William F. Haines Uniform
- Negotiated The Surrender of the Army of Tennessee with General Sherman -
THIS IS A GREAT CONFEDERATE UNIFORM - In great period used condition
This is an all Original Confederate Uniform of Major William F. Haines of the Army of Tennessee. This is a fine example of a Confederate, late war officers coat worn by Major William F. Haines when he negotiated the terms of surrender of the Army of Tennessee Confederate forces commanded by General Joseph Johnston to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman at Raleigh, North Carolina on April 26th 1865.Major Haines had known general Sherman before the war while living in Missouri where they both were bankers. It was this reason that General Johnston selected Major Haines to be his emissary to General Sherman, to assist in conducting the surrender of the last remnants of the Army of Tennessee. As part of this group is a signed letter by General Sherman allowing Major Haines to pass through the Union lines.
The remarkable historical significance of the surrender uniform grouping alone with the rarity of a Confederate Major's coat sets this uniform apart from all other confederate uniforms. This Uniform is accompanied by Les Jensen (The No. #1 Authority on Civil War Cloth in the world) letter of authenticity and research.